Fire Mt Vernon

Firefighters worked to contain a blaze on Mt. Vernon Avenue that sparked Sunday evening. 

Contributed, Bakersfield Fire Department

Bakersfield firefighters worked to control a blaze on Mt Vernon Avenue Sunday evening that consumed a commercial office building and did more than $700,000 in damage, fire officials reported

The fire sparked at about 5:45 p.m. at an office building that housed two insurance companies and a tax preparation service at 3801 Mt. Vernon Avenue.

The incident lasted almost eight hours and involved two dozen firefighters, according to a Bakersfield Fire Department news release.

Arson investigators determined it was an electrical fire caused by accident.

(0) comments

Welcome to the discussion.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
PLEASE TURN OFF YOUR CAPS LOCK.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.